Grateful Dead Live at Capital Centre on 1979-11-08
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
This show has been commercially released as "Road Trips Vol 1.1"
SDB>MR>D>CDR*; This shn set combines into a single seed the set 1 and set 2 shn sets previously seeded to etree as singles; see info file for details; seeded to etree via D Litfin; edits/encoding by D Litfin
* A note in the set 1 shn set text file states: Revised source 02-10-03: SBD>Cm>Cass>Dat>CD
- 2004-03-26 10:18:10
- Landover, MD
- This show has been commercially released as "Road Trips Vol 1.1"
- Capital Centre
Subject: My last live Dead
This ‘79 show was different. Some people I met at college gave me one of their 14th row tickets. Just the odds of randomly running into them at the show were crazy high. I would never see them again. The first set was a bit slow but memorable. The second set was sweet. When they broke into Morning Dew, I was ecstatic, but I couldn’t help but feel it would be the end of the era of live Dead shows for me, at least for the foreseeable future. It had that vibe of finality as Jerry ran through those riffs at the end.
It did turn out to be my last Dead show. It was a short three show run but most memorable. I learned a lot over the six year period. It has served me well over all my years combined. But the ‘78 show will always stand out for me. That was one wild night.
Subject: Transition from NFA into Morning Dew
Subject: Lot's of firsts
My first China>Rider, My first Scarlet>Fire though I saw Scarlet by itself in 77. Those first notes of the Dew had me jump out of my seat. This was my favorite show since Englishtown even though I hadn't had a lot under my belt. I was lucky enough to catch the next Dew at Nassau the following May and thought luck would be with me for a long time. I didn't catch another Morning Dew until the Philadelphia Civic Center.
You never forget your first Dew!
Subject: Morning Dew
Subject: Brent's first Dew
Subject: phil and brent
Is that Mickey trying a billion or so times to get Jerry's attention during that jazzy post-Saint jam?
Subject: random memories of this show
If they took half the profits and gave it to Phil's organ donor cause or something instead of charging people again for something the band already got paid for 30 years ago, it would be more in the spirit of the band rather than a spirit of greed.
Subject: Very surprised they released this show
but everyone loves a good dew although this one is not perfect
Subject: Morning Dew
I just wanna state that this Morning Dew is up there for sure. Its unique (in the aspect that it has few other dews surrounding it). Phil is dropping mad bombs, and everyone else is kicking ass. When i am in need of the intense dead to just get me off or make me forget about the world, this one gets cranked. I've tried breaking my car speakers playing this one full volume but came up short. Doesnt mean the car doesnt shake tho hehe. Overall killer special dew, a must listen for dewheads. Only downfall is the ending jam is liek 1-2 minutes long, no worries tho, its very potent.
Subject: There's better 79 out there
Subject: Charlie Miller...where are you?
Subject: my first show
Subject: Second Set Review
The sound here is good, not perfect: 4 skulls
There are some other factors that keep this show/recording source from getting anything higher than 4 even though this is a great show. In the notes:
- The first few seconds of Minglewood Blues is missing
- Some digi-noise at the beginning of the audience cheering at the end of Stagger Lee
- The first few verses of It's All Over Now are probably missing
- Scarlet Begonias cuts in at: she had rings on her fingers ...."
In spite of these somewhat minor blemishes, I absolutely love this concert but be advised that I am a big fan of 1979 in general. The Scarlet~Fire may not be the very best ever but it is a sweet one. Jerry and Phil are rock stars in FOTM. Then, it's Bobby and Brent's turn to get into the act with a solid if rudimentary Sailor~Saint. The obligatory yet interesting Drums~Space follows and then a wicked synth into for NFA sets the stage for a rockin' version of that classic. Phil bombastic notes birth Morning Dew into existence and the rest is history.
I hope to see Charlie Miller get the upgrade for this second set to us in the near future!
Subject: Hottest DEW Ever!
What is special about this DEW is two things:
1. Its rare
2. Jerry is on fire!
DEW had not been played for 19 months since 4.15.78 and was the only DEW of '79, not to be played again until mid 1980 and only 4 times in 1980, then 5 times in '81 and forever after a rarity on tour except in '87 where it was played almost 20 times. Prior to 4.15.78 DEW was played 5 times in '77-much to my suprise- thanks deadbase. It was played 3 times in 1976 and then 5 times in 1974. So from jan 1 1974 to jan 1 1982 DEW was played 22 times.
This Dew was only the 9th DEW in 5 years so it was indeed quite rare and Jerry really belts it out with major emotion- any deadhead will feel the outrageous power in his voice as he screams these lyrics at the top of his lungs- the crowd is waaay into it. The ending of DEW is unique since Jerry sort of adlibs "I guess it doesn't matter, anyway" 4 times then shreds into a jam that at the very least sends chills up my spine.
On top of all this, the NFA rocks and the DEW is a major suprise!
This is a MUST have. 5 stars even though some tapes do soundbetter, this is crisp and kind.
Subject: Butt kicking China>rider
Sound quality is superb, the scarlet>fire does lack a little oomph on the tape have to agree there with some other folks however judging from the crowd they are pretty stoked, ergo I was not there so going to go with the crowd who liked it.
Phil does indeed bust loose with some huge bombs while Jer sizzles his way through a strong dew.
Subject: get it
Subject: When Phil was on, the band was on....
I will, however, respectfully disagree with the reviewer who called the Scarlet "weak." I've always loved this Scarlet>Fire precisely because of Phil's booming presence everywhere. This is a very hot show and well worth checking out. It's only 2 discs too.
Subject: weak Scarlet, interesting Morning Dew, great sound
Morning Dew. Lesh is very loud, and all over this thing. We get a nice trill from Jerry after 6:30, and at 7:00, yes, we get the reggae'd chorus (probably occasioned by Garcia's failure to end the prior jam on cue...but they take his leftover stubbled notes and just go with the flow).
When they get to the "I guess it doesn't matter" refrain, they do it differently (maybe because it's been a year). Instead of singing it quietly, and then taking the music/jam down to where a pin will drop, they rock it out and keep on going. Unfortunately, it resulted in a shorter than normal jam; about 9:10 we get some nice trilling from Garcia, but at 9:36 he sings the final "doesn't matter" and they are done.
Subject: Reggae Dew!...you be the judge!!!
Here's some cover-art for this show:
Subject: dew me
Subject: I was here